Happiness is important in life.  It’s crucial and vital.  Most people would do anything for it…  Yet, what’s true happiness?

As a blogger sharing tips to make your daily life easier (my tagline), I’ll dedicate this blog post to pure joy!

Disclaimer: My blog is to be used for general information and motivational purposes. I share things that I’ve learnt and experienced.  In case of need, do seek help from a professional in the relevant field.

Here are some ideas below:

Follow your life purpose

Knowing what you really want to achieve in life is the core of feeling content.  Only then, you can work towards achieving it.  The goals that you set for yourself should be meaningful.

Have the career of your dreams

You may want to shape yourself professionally, through formal education, the right skills, and work experience, to have the career or profession of your choice.  This could be your key achievement.  

Live on your own terms

You may be someone (like me) who prefers working from home with flexibility or perhaps be an entrepreneur, starting your own business.  How about blogging, YouTube, a podcast, or an Instagram influencer?

Being in the ideal relationship

When it comes to happiness, it’s natural to think of relationships.  The people who surround you are key.  They also may influence how you feel.  Your life partner plays an important role in your life.  However, when you go through tough times, make yourself feel better!  On the other hand, many people decide to remain single by choice.

What does true happiness mean?
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‘To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.’ – Buddha

Intrinsic motivations

Having deeper goals often helps to support your happiness.  For example, when you do things without expecting anything in return, you’re truly happy for the person that you’ve helped.  If they don’t pay you back for it, there’s no need for you to get frustrated.  You know that you supported the person wholeheartedly.

‘In my life I’ve learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. I think that love is what we’re all searching for. I haven’t come across anyone who didn’t become a better person through love.’ – Marla Gibbs

Extrinsic motivations

Extrinsic wants often refer to more materialistic things.  For example if you wanted a higher salary, worked for it, and finally got a raise, at some point in time, you may no longer value it so much.  You start taking it for granted and get used to it. 

‘Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.’ – Dada Vaswani

What does true happiness mean?
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There are endless ways to feel happy or not, so I could just go on and on.  The key point is that everyone’s different.  However, true happiness comes from within!


To sum up, we all want a happy life.  Fortunately, much (if not everything) does depend on our own approach and attitude to life.  So, choose happiness by seeing what you already have, while working on your goals and ambitions.  Would you like to share your thoughts and experience?  Please comment below.  If you found my blog post helpful, please share it for others to see.  Thank you!!

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14 life lessons for true happiness

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29 thoughts on “What does true happiness mean?

  1. Thanks for sharing. Very interesting.

    What has helped me gain and maintain happiness is reflecting on Matt. 5:3 “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need, since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.” What has helped me is taking in spiritual food, cherishing spiritual values, and giving priority to worshipping the happy God.

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  2. Happiness is a choice and we should all practice happiness habits daily. An example is smile more than you frown and showing love to everyone.

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  3. Lovely guidance given here. Thank you. Like you say, there are “endless ways” … I have found having a means for creative expression has deeply enhanced my happiness … for some people it’s writing, others music, some painting, others dance … so many options for creative expression and it adds a beautiful dimension to life.

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  4. Great tips on how to find happiness and live a content life! I agree that it all depends on our own approach and attitude to life; having an attitude of gratitude def helps me. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I really try to be thankful for what I currently have while working on my goals. It can be so easy to focus on what’s ahead that we lose sight of what we already have. xo

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